You are probably aware that the Scottish Government has referred to the UK Supreme Court, for a legal ruling, the issue of whether or not it would be lawful for the Scottish Government to hold another independence referendum without permission from the UK government.
The highly thought of journalist and activist Lesley Riddoch has launched a campaign to hold an event on the day the Supreme Court announces its verdict. She suggests that in every area of Scotland Yes supporters assemble at an iconic site with handmade placards and group banners. Local media will be pre-warned of the assembly. The intention is for groups to assemble whether the Supreme Court rules in favour of the Scottish Government or not either to celebrate a huge victory or to show disappointment and disapproval.
It is suggested that pro-independence folk should meet in Dumfries in the town centre near the Plainstanes - just downhill a bit from the Midsteeple. Other venues might be more attractive but are considered unsafe or impractical. The assembly would take place on the Wednesday on which the judgement is given, between 5.00 pm and 6.30 pm. The problem is that it is not yet certain which Wednesday! The Supreme Court will give notice of the date of its ruling on a Thursday and the ruling will be given the following Wednesday. That's apparently how they do these things. We are keeping an eye on the situation and will publicise the date as soon as we know it by emailing members and on Facebook.
But we really need to know how many of you are prepared to come out in support of this very important demonstration. There is no point in organising an assembly if we haven't got enough folk to make it look impressive.
Please will you also try to bring along friends and family to swell the numbers? And if you are able to come please bring a home made placard with a simple pro indy message on it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.